There was a great turn out by dental researchers at the International Association for Dental Research which was held in San Francisco in 22nd to 25th September. The School of Dentistry , the University of Birmingham was there as well and we presented our internationally renowned research to the 6,000+ delegates. There were both oral and poster presentations by dental researchers from the School.
The number of presentations and their timing made it difficult to attend all of the Birmingham presentations but they included work on
- light curing of composites
- industrial research on toothbrushing
- removal of biofilm by ultrasonic scalers
- materials used by UK dentists
- Periodontal Health and its global impact
- Markers of Periodontal disease
- Post operative dental pain management
The standard of our presentations was commented on by many delegates.
A special mention goes to Jeremy Boyles (BDS5) who presented a poster on “Does student debt effect dental students and dentists stress levels”. Well done to Jeremy on his presentation and I know that he gained much experience from meeting clinicians and researchers both Nationally and Internationall
Another special mention goes to Isabel Lopez-Oliva who is one of our PhD students. Isabel won the President’s Award of the IADR Periodontal Research group for best paper. Her presentation is entitled “Circulating antibodies to citrullinated proteins in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis “. Congratulations to Isa. This is the 3rd time the University of Birmingham has won this award in the last 7 years, so Isa has done us proud.
Finally everyone enjoyed the City of San Francisco which provided a beautiful backdrop to the conference. Next year the IADR is in London and we look forward to more Birmingham research being highlighted at this conference.